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School of International Regional Studies (Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs)

The Higher School of Economics School of International Regional Studies invites applications for postdoctoral positions to play a key role in research projects in the following academic fields:

1.   Asian Studies

2.   European Studies

3.   Ibero-American Studies

4.   Post-Soviet and Russian Studies

5.   North American Studies

6.   Linguistic and Cultural Studies


The School of International Regional Studies is one of the leading Russian research and educational centers designed to revive international regional studies in Russia as an academic discipline.

The research projects are staffed by influential regional studies specialists who play key roles in both international and state-sponsored projects. Seeking to revive international regional studies as an academic discipline, the School works to increase the number of high-quality and authoritative publications in the field and engages young academics, PhDs, and Master’s students in its research activities. Faculty members with real-world experience and many years of working abroad are involved in all areas of the department’s work. The combination of outstanding staff, strong research potential, and proven experience enables the department to carry out top-level academic, research, and educational projects, as well as government-funded research.

As a part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to spend at least half of their working time leading collaborative research projects of their own design and about half on working with the research staff of the School of International Regional Studies

The job involves:


  • a Ph.D. in political science, international development, economics, public policy, or a related discipline awarded before September 2019;
  • excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines;
  • a strong track record of publications appropriate for the candidate’s academic standing;
  • English language proficiency.
  • advanced quantitative or qualitative research methods skills that meet the standards of academic peer-review publications  will be a strong advantage;
  • peer-reviewed publications, working papers or a job market paper in the field will be a strong advantage;
  • knowledge of the Russian language is not a requirement but will be a plus.


General conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions can be found here. Appointments are normally made for one year.

A CV and research statement should be submitted via online application form and two letters of recommendation should be submitted by the referees directly to fellowship@hse.ru by February 15, 2019. Please note that direct applications to the hiring division may not be reviewed.

About HSE

HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities. 

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